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On Sunday, Sept. 25, more than 350 venues, including those in Great Barrington and Williamstown, will be producing versions of The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. The concert in Great Barrington will feature Grammy nominee Seth Glier, and Williamstown’s will present other area musicians. Please go, and add your voice to the chorus.
Maybe your container plants are still lush and robust and your dahlias are still producing, but the truth is, we’re getting to the end of the big flower pageant for the year. Madaline Sparks, our garden writer, calls this “The Awkward Stage,” when many perennials and annuals are done for. But she has ways to prolong the show to provide some late season color.
In Stockbridge, Blue Rider Stables celebrated a quarter-century of the transformational bond between horses and riders; in Lenox, 1Berkshire awarded this year's Trendsetters and honored Tanglewood and the BSO for "putting the Berkshires on the map;" and in North Adams, MASS MoCA took guests on a spin through its new building.
For some, a room dedicated to bookshelves and a fireplace might be enough to seal the deal. If you’re one of them, we’ve got some pages for you. The listings this week feature rooms made for your voluminous book collection, and they’re housed in properties as diverse as a former dairy barn with a circular kitchen and a Dutch Colonial with a plunge pool.
One of the newest eateries in Pittsfield, Mass. may inhabit a cozy, corner spot in the city’s downtown, but the menu and the atmosphere is 100 percent Bangkok and Hanoi. With the opening of Vong’s, a primarily Thai food restaurant with a sprinkling of Vietnamese, diners finally have a cuisine that's been missing in town — authentic South Asian eats in a convenient location.
Like many of our featured profiles, Jayne Benjulian has lived many lives: chief speechwriter at Apple, a public defender’s investigator, director of new play development and much more. But she’s always been a writer, and has recently published her debut poetry collection. The Housatonic resident will give a reading of her poetry at the Lee, Mass. library on Sept. 27.
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Sept. 25, Lenox Lenox Apple Squeeze This free street festival for all ages will include live music from The Felice Brothers, Whiskey Treat Roadshow & others, crafts, carnival games, kids’ activities and plenty of food, wine & craft beer. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sept. 25, Berkshires Berkshire Pottery Tour A free, self-guided tour of six Southern Berkshire studios. Participating artists are Ben Evans, Paula Shalan, Lorimer Burns, Daniel Bellow, Ellen Grenadier and Linda Skipper. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sept. 25, Pittsfield Hancock Shaker Village Country Fair: a farmers’ market, a food truck rodeo, live music, agricultural demos, a quilt show, chicken races, games and more for the entire family.
Sept. 25, Great Barrington Construct’s 28th Annual Walk This three-mile fundraising walk to prevent homelessness will begin at Berkshire South and end at the GB Fairgrounds. 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 25, Hyde Park Chefs for Clearwater This five-course dinner, to benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, will feature a menu crafted by five of the area’s most celebrated chefs, made from ingredients grown in the Valley & paired with wines from local vineyards. CIA, 4-8 p.m.
Sept. 25, Pittsfield Farm To Glass Throwdown The 2nd-annual Downtown Pittsfield Winter Farmers Market benefit pits six local bartenders against each other to craft seasonal cocktails with ingredients from the Market. An all-star panel will choose a winner. Hotel on North, 5-11 p.m.
Oct. 1, Red Hook County Seats Tour Explore some of Red Hook’s most historic properties. Check in at the Elmendorph Inn to obtain your tour itinerary and map, then set off to visit unknown treasures and old favorites. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct. 1, Chatham Chatham Octoberfeast Celebrate the harvest with local food and family fun. Enjoy music all day, a pig roast and family activities including facepainting and games for all ages. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Oct. 1, Pittsfield 9th Annual Berktoberfest Enjoy regional craft beers, local food, games, live music and more, all to raise money for Moments House and the Elizabeth Freeman Center. 1-6 p.m. VIP ticket holders are invited an hour earlier, at Noon.
Oct. 1, New Preston Pergola Home Acclaimed NYC artisan/designer John Derian will celebrate the release of his debut art tome, Picture Book, with a signing event. The book will be available at Pergola before the general US release date. 3-6 p.m.
Oct. 1, Stockbridge LitNet Gala The Literacy Network of South Berkshire will celebrate its 25th anniversary and recognize two immigrant physicians who serve the Berkshire community: Dr. Tony Makdisi and Dr. Sukhpal Mann. Berkshire Country Day School, 5:30-10 p.m.
Oct. 1, Norfolk Infinity Hall Actor Kiefer Sutherland is also an accomplished musician. For the past 15 years, Kiefer has been writing and recording his own brand of Americana music. 8 p.m.
Oct. 1, Hudson Club Helsinki Amy Ray is best known as one-half of Indigo Girls, but she has a thriving solo career, too, and is on tour with her own band. Singer-songwriter, author and gay-rights activist Chely Wright opens. 9 p.m.
Oct. 2, Goshen Miranda Vineyard Harvest Fest: food, wine tasting, traditional Portuguese dance performance, live music, vendors, grape stomping & more. Free admission with cash donation or non-perishable food item for the Goshen Food Pantry. 12-7 p.m.
Oct. 2, Red Hook Bard College Mary Stuart Masterson & Jeremy Davidson document the lives of Hudson Valley farmers in the latest play from Storyhorse Documentary Theater, Good Dirt. This multimedia performance will be followed by a discussion & community picnic. 3 p.m.
Oct. 2, Lee Savage Love Samantha Cullen adapts Sam Shepard’s play centered around three couples within different stages of life, showcasing the many facets of falling in love. Good Purpose Gallery, 4 p.m.
Oct. 3, Salisbury The White Hart Inn The White Hart Speaker Series presents Emma Donoghue, author of the bestseller Room and the new novel The Wonder, in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue. 6 p.m.
Oct. 6, Hudson Buy Local Business Expo Vendors from Columbia & Greene counties will attend the largest collaborative business-to-business trade show in the area, which will feature 50+ exhibitors, raffles & locally crafted beverages & food. Basilica Hudson, 4-7 p.m.
Oct. 7, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard College An Evening with David Sedaris: One of America’s most popular humor writers, Sedaris is the author of, most recently, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. His talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. Fisher Center, 8 p.m.
Oct. 7-9, Hudson Olana Plein Air Celebration: watch artists paint in the landscape, try it yourself, attend a meet-the-artist reception & awards ceremony on Sat. and, on Sun., shop for Olana in downtown Hudson and attend the reception at Caldwell Gallery.
Oct. 7-9, Salisbury Salisbury Fall Festival Celebrate the 275th anniversary of the town with a weekend of crafts, baked goods, special sales, live music, a quilt show, bread-baking demos, a pancake breakfast, kids’ activities, a big birthday bash on Saturday & Brew-Ski Fest on Sunday.
Oct. 7-9, Washington Washington CT Antiques & Design Show The fundraiser for Gunn Library features Hon. Chairs Anna & Graydon Carter & a sale of furnishings, artwork, jewelry & more. Preview Night Cocktail Party: Fri. 6:30-9 p.m. Young Collectors Party: Sat. 6:30-9 p.m.
Oct. 8, Lenox Staged Reading of Hamlet with Finn Wittrock Shakespeare & Company presents a reading featuring Finn Wittrock of American Horror Story and The Big Short & special guests. The performance will be followed by a reception with the cast. Tina Packer Playhouse, 7 p.m.
October 8 & 9, Stockbridge Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival: a family-friendly celebration of local crafters, artists & food producers, plus giant tag and plant sales, a silent auction, a farmers’ market, live music & fun for kids including a haunted house. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct. 8 & 9, Rhinebeck Barn Star Fall Antiques at Rhinebeck See website for a full list of vendors, including many of your favorite dealers and a few new ones. Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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